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Cassin's Hawk-Eagle

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Photo by nkgrayZogota, near N’Zérékoré, SE Guinea, January 2010
Photo by nkgray
Zogota, near N’Zérékoré, SE Guinea, January 2010
Aquila africana

Spizaetus africanus


[edit] Identification

  • White underparts
  • Black patches on side of breast
  • Black axillaries and underwing-coverts
  • Black upperparts
  • Tail banded dark and light brown
  • Pale yellow cere and feet

[edit] Distribution

Humid forests of west and central sub-Saharan Africa: found from Togo east to Uganda and northern Tanzania, also recorded in Liberia and the Ivory Coast.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
It was formerly placed in genus Spizaetus

[edit] Habitat

Dense forest, dense canopy.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Bioone Online Journals

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